The new TNI update is here, bringing you the long-awaited SNMPv3 support and a few minor fixes and updates:
- BIG FEATURESupport for scanning of network devices via SNMP v2c and v3.
- NewAbility to switch to Change log via keyboard: Ctrl+5.
- ImprovedReporting of license usage on the status bar.
- ImprovedCompatibility with Total Software Deployment when working with the same network storage.
- FixedSAM: Returned ability to unmerge one software item from a collection.
- FixedStandard actions “Reboot” and “Poweroff”.
- FixedScan of SNMPv1 devices.
At last our users who have network devices that don’t support SNMPv1 are relieved. They can use the latest and secure version 3 of SNMP protocol to collect information from their devices. Hardware with SNMPv2c support was not forgotten as well. We would be glad to receive your feedback about this new feature.
And as always, till next time!
Today we have great news! After a long period of thorough beta-testing, we are officially releasing Total Network Monitor 2.0. This release becomes the first major update since 2010. We’ve given the product a complete overhaul, having developed a brand new monitoring engine from scratch, redesigned the user interface and re-written the documentation. Was it worth the wait? You tell us!
In this release, we changed the monitoring engine completely. The new engine is able to make better use of the multiple CPU cores, offering smoother performance on today’s multi-core CPU’s. We also optimized network load to ensure that monitoring does not affect your network operation in the slightest.
In addition to performance and stability optimizations, we built new monitoring features into the engine. The new engine can now work over the secure HTTPS protocol, supports UTF-8 Web pages, and is able to handle HTTP redirects the same way your Web browser does . We’ve also improved FTP monitoring, adding the ability to specify a custom FTP port to monitor. Finally, we’ve added the ability to perform checks on a certain file on a remote server to ensure the correct file server operation. If you have more than one system administrator on your network, you can now specify multiple email addresses for email alerts.
The redesigned user interface becomes prettier and more usable. Have a look at the screen shot:
We’ve added a graphical representation of your entire network, allowing you to glance over the status of your corporate LAN and determine immediately which node needs your attention.
With this release, we slashed the prices. We are literally giving the product away! Even the standard price of $90 per license is a steal, considering that you’re getting a lifetime license with unlimited free updates and free technical support. We are offering volume discounts to our corporate customers; please contact us for more detail.
Who Can Get Total Network Monitor 2.0 for Free
If you were part of our open beta testing and actively participated in the program by submitting bug reports or feature suggestions, thank you! In return for your hard work and valuable contributions, we’d like to offer you a free license worth $90. We’ll send out the free licenses next week . If you actively participated in the beta testing program but haven’t received your license within a week, please drop us an email.
Dear friends! Over the past 3 months we have spent a lot of time making significant improvements to our network scanner. We improved its stability, reliability and scanning speed. In addition, TNI now supports scanning VMware assets via HTTPS protocol.
Thus, at the moment TNI can scan virtually anything, with a single click:
Now we can confidently say how a typical Softinventive product looks like
And as always, we have many other improvements in the new version:
- NewVMware login type: scanning of VMware ESX/ESXi via HTTPS.
- New“Attachment” custom field for assets.
- NewPossibility to clear the value of the custom field of “Date” type.
- New“Used, GB” and “Free, %” fields in logical disks table reports for all supported systems.
- ImprovedScanner engine (better network device discovery; modified settings; other improvements).
- ImprovedScanner does not try to detect MAC addresses for hosts in other subnets any more.
- ImprovedIndependent selections in the network tree (Up/Down and Alt+Up/Alt+Down).
- ImprovedUpdated GUI for Windows 10.
- FixedDetection of product keys for Office 2013 Home and Business (ClickToRun).
- FixedSome issues with Linux and Mac scanners.
- FixedSome issues with two copies of the program using the same storage at the same time.
- FixedExport of table reports with date field to XLSX.
A little more info on several items:
In this release we’ve added a new login type: VMware. Now VMware ESX/ESXi servers can be scanned via the HTTPS protocol, because the SSH protocol is disabled by default. However, less data is gathered via HTTPS, so we still recommend enabling SSH for these servers and scanning them via this protocol.
The scanner engine has been improved. We removed the unnecessary online-status check settings and updated the scanner settings (port scan and network discovery). Please note, when “Safe profile” of the classic engine port scanned is enabled (by default), then no more than 4 ports are scanned for a single device. This allows avoiding a possible trigger of intrusion detection systems, like Symantec Endpoint Protection. At the same time, if you have logins specified for SSH, Telnet, and VMware protocols, then there can be “not enough space” for the last two of them and you won’t be able to scan assets via these protocols (the scanner will notify you). In this case, “Light profile” should be selected, which allows scanning 10 most frequently used ports, including 23 (Telnet) and 443 (HTTPS).
Moreover, we paid some time to update the automatic key detection for various versions of Office 2013—Home and Student, and Home and Business in particular. They install under the Click-To-Run scheme and store their data in the registry in a special way. This required a further scanner improvement.
By the way, we’ve already started working on adding support for SNMPv3 device scanning.
See you next time!